You might think this happens at all colleges, but this is Pasadena. We don’t just eat. Weeat.
Just kidding. Lots of cities probably have great food, and I’m fortunate to be in one of them. I just can’t believe I’m blogging about weekends and have let so many posts slip by without dedicating one to food. So here it is. A summary of my recent foodie adventures.
Ahem. Actually, I made this while I was at home for spring break. Forgive me.
And actually, this was from a package from H-mart that came with directions and a little packet of super flavor powder. Oops. But in case you were wondering, my house did not burn down. (I know, my mother was surprised, too.) And in case you were wondering, it was absolutely delicious. Also, the package didn’t tell me which vegetables to put in, so that part was from my own creativity. (;
I know, I know, you probably have IHOP at home, so this isn’t as exciting. I was slightly disappointed, too. I’m convinced that the pancakes from Texas IHOPs are larger than the ones here in SoCal, but hey, everything’s bigger in Texas, right? This particular IHOP run was super duper exciting, though, because it was my BFF/roommate’s very first time at IHOP. (She’s from Indiana, bear with me. Just kidding. She’s great. ♥) It was also the first time for my other friend, Benzi. They were both so wide-eyed and amazed and it was just the perfect start to this term. Here are some photos documenting the occasion. They kind of speak for themselves.
3. Sushi Buffet.
And then this past Saturday evening after MAD Day, Avery house went out for sushi buffet, which was partially subsidized thanks to the social team. It was totally worth. I was too busy stuffing my face to take many pictures, but here’s a small fraction of we got:
Oops that was the aftermath. Let’s try this again…
So that’s kind of it for now. Thanks for reading, lovelies! See you next weekend! I’ll probably be exercising a lot… (;
On the weekend of April 16th, my friends and I participated in the first ever Southern California College Poker Tournament! The tournament was for college students in the SoCal area with a $0 buy-in that doubled as a recruiting event for quant and finance firms. A senior friend of mine (Vanessa, a fellow blogger) put together a team of five girls who had no interest in being recruited and just wanted to have fun playing poker.
One of Caltech’s many clubs is the RISE tutoring program, where undergraduate students connect with local high schoolers and provide tutoring in various STEM subjects. I only became a tutor this academic year, but the experience has been so rewarding for me and, hopefully, also for the students I tutor.
Usually, while writing this post, I would be at Caltech playing volleyball. I begin school eith preseason, which for those unfamiliar (or are planning on joining women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, men’s waterpolo, or cross country) is a 5 week long period before school begins where the sports teams I listed before practice and compete. My life during preseason is basically volleyball 24/7. Two practices a day (during school only one) and game days three days a week. No school work to worry about, spending time with my teammates all day, a nice refresher before school begins.
Every year, the Caltech Society of Women Engineers attends the National SWE conference to network with other SWE Chapters and to hustle for jobs. Last year, the event was in Minneapolis, and the year before in Austin. This time around, it’s in Anaheim which is much more convenient for us. Since it is much closer, we were able to send many more delegates to attend and miss fewer classes in the process of doing so.